Keywords: Prouts Neck
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927–1929 Location: Scarborough Client: Phineas Sprague Architect: John P. Thomas
From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.
Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.
The Story of Prouts Neck. Prouts Neck, ME: Prouts Neck Association, 1924. Jones, Herbert G. The King's Highway from Portland to Kittery.
Winslow Homer and Frank Coolbroth, Prouts Neck, ca. 1900Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Winslow Homer Winslow Homer, landscape painter best…
There are ledges, however, around Prouts Neck, Bluff and Stratton Islands (now part of Saco) and the Graveyard (a stretch of rock ledges between…